Senior District Judge Claudia Wilken

Oakland Courthouse
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

At the current time most proceedings will be held remotely.  If your proceeding is scheduled as a webinar, you should follow the Webinar Instructions below.  If your proceeding is scheduled as a telephonic hearing, you should follow the Telephonic Hearing Instructions below.

​Public Hearings

Please click the link below to join webinars (public hearings). If you are a case participant, you will join as an attendee, then you will be brought into the proceeding by court staff.

Webinar ID: 160 526 5531
Password: 593853

Join a Webinar by Phone or Other Connection

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are a case participant (attorney, party, witness, or other person who will actively participate in the hearing), it is strongly recommended that you join Zoom using the Zoom application rather than by a telephone connection.  If you must appear by telephone, the numbers posted for each judge are for the public and are listen-only, so you will need to contact the Courtroom Deputy (CRD) at least one business day before the hearing to request a Zoom invitation (which will be sent via email) in order to join the hearing as a case participant.

Phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
International numbers available:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)


Non-Public Hearings [Settlement Conferences]

The court will use Zoom Meetings (as opposed to Zoom Webinars) for settlement conferences and other non-public hearings.  To join a meeting, click on the link below.  You will initially enter a “waiting room” and will be admitted into the meeting by court staff.

Meeting ID: 160 902 5077
Passcode: 820230

Join a Meeting by Phone or Other Connection

Phone: (669) 254-5252
International numbers:

H.323: (US West) or (US East)



Please review this important guidance on participating in a Zoom Webinar or Meeting.

Telephonic Hearing Instructions

The parties shall call (888) 684-8852 and enter access code 5553656.

The parties shall dial in to the hearing at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appearance time to check in with the Courtroom Deputy.

Members of the press and public may listen in on public hearings held by teleconference, but must dial in at least 5 minutes before the scheduled hearing start time, and must keep their phones muted throughout the hearing.

View Judge Wilken’s Schedule of Upcoming Proceedings…
View Scheduling Notes…

Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & MotionThursdays1:30 p.m.*
Civil Law & MotionThursdays2:30 p.m.*
Case Management Conferences &
Pretrial Conferences
Thursdays2:30 p.m.*
TrialsMonday – Friday8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

*For any criminal or civil motion, or case management conference, the parties must reserve a hearing date by contacting the courtroom deputy at

Calendar Clerk & Courtroom
Civil Case Docketing, Docket Corrections & PDF Follow-upsSee Civil Docketing
Criminal Case DocketingSee Criminal Docketing
Multi-District Litigation (MDL) InquiriesSee Multi-District Litigation
Chambers Email for Proposed

Chambers Copy Requirements

The processing of unnecessary chambers copies wastes resources and burdens the court.  Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 5-1(d)(7), chambers copies should not be submitted unless required by the assigned judge’s standing order or specifically requested by the assigned judge.

Judges’ standing orders may include additional requirements and may differ from the local rules in other particulars.  If they are not in agreement, a judge’s standing order supersedes the local rules.

The pertinent parts of Judge Wilken’s standing orders are set forth below:

Chambers copies of all non-administrative motions shall be submitted to the Clerk’s Office for receipt no later than 4:00 p.m. the business day after the documents are filed. Parties need not submit chambers copies of supporting documents, including declarations or exhibits.

Proposed orders should be e-mailed to Submission by overnight delivery such as Federal Express or UPS is sufficient.

All chambers’ copies must be double-sided, and paperclipped or binderclipped. Documents that are of a larger volume may be bound with a two-pronged fastener.

Delivery Address

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
& United States Courthouse
Office of the Clerk
1301 Clay Street, Suite 400 S
Oakland, CA 94612

About District Judge Claudia Wilken

Born 1949 in Minneapolis, MN

Federal Judicial Service:

  • Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 7, 1993, to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993.
  • U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1983-1993


  • Stanford University, B.A., 1971
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

  • Staff attorney, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Northern District of California, 1975-1978
  • Private practice, Berkeley, California, 1978-1984
  • Adjunct professor, University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1978-1984